Hewlett-Packard executive to lead InnVision Shelter Network

Bruce Ives to become CEO of the Peninsula's largest nonprofit organization for the homeless

A Hewlett-Packard senior vice president with extensive management experience will be InnVision Shelter Network's new CEO as of March 30, the nonprofit organization has announced.

Bruce Ives, deputy general counsel at HP, will replace former CEO Karae Lisle, who was appointed to run Menlo Park-based Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. on Feb. 1, according to a press release from that organization. Lisle headed InnVision Shelter Network (IVSN) for four years.

Ives worked in leadership roles at HP for 19 years. He is no stranger to nonprofit groups. He founded and led the HP legal team's pro bono program, which helps tenants, veterans and women facing domestic violence, and persons who can't afford legal services. Under Ives, the program has grown to more than 600 volunteers worldwide, according to the InnVision statement.

"We conducted an extensive search for a CEO with a successful track record in leading teams, strong strategic capability and fund-raising skills, and who is a passionate advocate for people in need. Bruce's lifetime commitment to community service and extensive business leadership experience make him the ideal person to manage this vital community organization," Rod Ferguson, IVSN board chairman, said.

Ives earned a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He began a commitment in public service after college, where his first job was at an inner-city school district. He joined the Los Angeles Public Defender's office after law school. He later became the district director for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo.

A Menlo Park resident, Ives serves on the board of directors of Public Advocates, a public-interest law firm that works on housing and education equity issues.

Asked what attracted him to head InnVision, Ives said the organization has a highly respected team with a proven track record for getting results.

"For decades, they have successfully provided the resources needed to help families and individuals break the cycle of homelessness. I am honored to be chosen to lead an organization where I can put my community values and business skills to best use," he said in a statement.

Lisle, who is now CEO at Peninsula Volunteers, has more than 20 years of experience of leadership in the private and nonprofit sectors. She oversaw the complicated merger between Santa Clara County-based InnVision and San Mateo County-based Shelter Network to make the organization the largest provider of homeless shelter and services on the Peninsula.

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5 people like this
Posted by Josie
a resident of Menlo Park
on Feb 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm

These services are needed more now than ever, given the almost impossible cost of housing in this area, especially if you have a moderate income. Good luck to them.

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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

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Posted by member.
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 24, 2015 at 7:08 pm

I have worked with the InnVison Palo Alto staff and facility and value their presence in our community. Thank you for the work you do. Best of luck.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Does anyone know his salary at the nonprofit?

It should be public info if it's a nonprofit?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Does anyone know his salary at the nonprofit?

It should be public info if it's a nonprofit?

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Posted by Edgarpoet
a resident of Mountain View
on Feb 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I am almost certain that Bruce Ives does not understand anything about being homeless, the challenges faced by the homeless, the fears and hardships that the homeless must endure, or the hundreds of reasons that people become homeless, but he is probably a good banker!

So , whatever he is paid is not the issue here but rather what he will accomplish, and I have seen enough of the non=profit mentality to predict
about same old same old. Zero concern= zero results!
When shelter network puts an ex homeless person in such a position, now that is news worthy!

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 25, 2015 at 3:25 am

@Res of Adobe-Mdws, you're looking for IRS Form 990, which is "Open to Public Inspection". The answer is in the neighborhood of $200K-220K annually, no doubt a fraction of his former HP salary, let alone stock options.

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Posted by Sea Seelam Reddy
a resident of College Terrace
on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:31 am

It is great news.

Bruce is a very capable executive!


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